Big Ben Caprice pipes are a prime example of all the great qualities that make these Dutch-made briars so appealing to the P&C Faithful. It all starts with wood that has been meticulously cured, so the pipes are lightweight and will smoke exceptionally cool and dry. The shapes selected are very stylish, and the sizes fall into the average range - neither too large or too small. The gorgeous cognac and ebony contrast staining causes the grain to be highlighted, but the crest of the bowl has been left natural to create a unique appearance. The stummels are paired up with gleaming black acrylic stems which accommodate a 9mm filter to assure a dry smoke. A trim ring made of white metal and acrylic sets off the beauty of both the briar and the stem. Most remarkably, Big Ben Caprice pipes deliver all this for far less than competitive brands.